All posts by TeresaDownUnder

Microwave bowl cozy – video tutorial

Microwave bowl cozies are so handy! I have one at work and a couple at home. And I use them almost every day.

They make great Christmas gifts and they’re perfect gifts for teachers.

Use 100% cotton fabric, thread and batting so it doesn’t burn in the microwave.

So far I’ve been using it for 2 minutes at a time and it’s been great. No more burnt hands.

And it’s easy to wash too. Go on, make yourself one.

How to make a microwave bowl cozy

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Valentine quilt pattern – Essentials quilt pattern

This quilt is beautiful  and is suitable for a confident beginner.

Valentine is made with an hourglass block and a flower block.

Download Valentine quilt pattern

How to make the two blocks that make the Valentine quilt

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
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Strip quilt – video tutorial

How fun is this quick block? Just two fabric strips of different widths stitched together lead to endless quilt designs.

How to make a strip quilt using just 2 fabric strips

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

Video tutorial: Dresden plate and spool quilt block

Dresden plate is a traditional quilt block. My version has 16 plates.

My video shows how to assemble a full flower but you can assemble it in quarters and then come up with different layouts. You can see them at the end of the video.

The Dresden plate is topstitched to a fabric square larger than the plate.

Spools is a popular classic block.

Learn to make a Dresden plate and a spool quilt blocks

Download Dresden plate template

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Dresden plate and spool quilt block

Four patch square in a square video tutorial

This is a quick little block that looks great in any quilt either on its own or mixed in with other blocks.

Learn to make a Four patch square in a square quilt block

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

4-patch square in a square quilt block video tutorial